Monday, May 10, 2010

Precisely why I don't like libraries

I took two books out from our local library thirteen days ago.  One was for me and the other was for Madeline.  I haven't actually borrowed a book from the library for myself in nearly ten years.  I'm a book snob and I like to read brand new books that haven't been touched by others.  It's just one of my quirks.

I read the book I took out for myself and got it back to the library within a week.  Not trusting the outside return bin, I walked the book inside and placed it in the return bin that goes behind the circulation desk.  Today I call to renew Madeline's book and I'm told that I still have two books out.  And to top if off, they're not going to look and see if the book is back on the shelf until I come in to return the other book.  Is this not insanity?  So it looks like I'll be heading over to the library to see if I can find the book on the shelf.  This is one of the many reasons I don't like using the library and yet another reason why I don't usually trust others when it comes to anything of importance. Grrr.


  1. Your! I think the librarians on hand is what makes a good library. :) I would be lost if it wasn't for my children's librarian. She's one awesome lady; I'm thankful for her, she makes our library needs so much easier. (I like most homeschoolers rely on the library to help complete our homeschooling needs).

  2. I wound up going to the library this afternoon to see if I could find the book. By the time it was my turn in line, a second librarian was behind the desk and I explained to her that I was checking in the book that had been sitting in the library on the shelf for nearly a week. She apologized for the mix up. I just explained that I didn't want to lose sleep over the book and wanted to be sure it was marked as returned. It's always been a fear of mine that the library would say I didn't return a book I had returned and today that fear became my reality. I'm just happy it ended well. I'll be making sure they personally check in my books going forward.


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